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  • Fresh Meat Among The Prison Gang Members
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    Colon has been in prison since 1971. He was convicted of murdering a rival gang member and for trafficking in heroin while inside of Stateville, located in Joliet. Colon said, "The gangs have an understanding with each other. We talk to each other to ensure that we don't have a confrontation. We try to keep the static down". In the state prison located in downstate Menard, Illinois, an inmate by the name of Gino Colon Gang leaders run major drug operations from their cells. In order to understan...
  • Lower Class Children Use Drugs
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    ... 570 The Controlled Substances Act states: (a) "Addict" means any person who habitually uses any drug, chemical, substance or dangerous drug other so as to endanger the public morals, health safety or welfare or who is so far addicted to the use of a dangerous drug or controlled substance other than alcohol as to have lost the power of self control with reference to his addiction. Illegal drugs are categorized into seven categories: stimulants, depressants, cannabis, narcotics, hallucinogens,...
  • Their Businesses To The Mafia
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    Are they the same Organized crime is bad. That statement is just about all I knew about organized crime before this assignment. I never saw any of the classic movies about the Mafia, or even bothered to read anything about them. The only kind of crime that I knew about was the kind that I could hear about on the radio, or see in my city; that's why I chose to compare earlier forms of organized crime, specifically the Mafia, to present day street gangs. Searching for the information was one of th...
  • Gang Violence
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    Since the beginning of time, youth groups or gangs have been in existence. These groups have had many negative effects on society for many years. These youth groups or gangs, as they are commonly called, have participated in many criminal and illegal acts that have plagued society. They have been stereotyped with such negative names as rowdies, bad kids, troublemakers, and many other mischievous names. Some of the earliest records of gangs date back to the fourteenth and fifteenth century in Eur...
  • Selling Of Drugs By Gangs Members
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    Gangs in the United States are becoming more violent and deadly than ever. Thousand of people are dying each year from these ill-mannered thugs. In today's societies gang activity is an everyday occurrence whether it includes violence, drugs, death or any illegal activity in which they participate. The research that I have conducted will focus on how the selling of drugs by gangs members can lead to violence / death and how turf wars between rival gang can also lead to death. In recent years the...
  • Mexican Street Gangs In Southern California
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    Mexican-American Gangs: The Other Side of the Tracks Origin Originally the word gang did not have a negative meaning. In Old English, a gang can be defined in four basic ways: 1) an organized group with a leader, 2) a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict, 3) a group whose members show unity through clothing language, etc., and 4) a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society (Moore, 1978). Gangs are one of the...
  • Juvenile Delinquent Gangs As A Kid
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    Juvenile Delinquent Gangs As a kid I could remember walking to school every day. While on the way to school there was always a group of kids sanding outside of the school walking away. These kids dressed differently and they all whore the same type of clothes. It wasn't until years later that I was told to stay away from them because they were gangsters. They were gangsters that caused problems to the community. These gangsters would go up to kids and try and jump them into their gang. For them ...
  • Drug Network Worth 100 Million A Year
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    On July 30, Federal agents charged twelve Delta Air Lines employees of smuggling drugs into the United States. Nine Delta Airlines workers were arrested and three others are sought as suspects in a scheme that brought 10 tons of Colombian cocaine into the U.S. via Delta flights from Puerto Rico. Over a three to four year period, employees stashed cocaine in suitcases and packed the drug into cargo containers which were then transported primarily to New York from San Juan's Munz Marin Internation...
  • Names Of Some Street Gangs
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    There are many types of gangs across the United States. One kind is a street gang, Street Gangs have been here for years and where they came from Can be traced back to many large city areas. Many gangs originally formed as a purpose of self protection for family And friends with in their neighborhood, it was an Activity as a way to get money. There are prison gangs too, There are major prison gangs called "traditional Prison gangs" these gangs Started in the 1960's and 1970's in the California C...

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